The Backstage Lounge
The Backstage Lounge is now located on Granville Island at 1585 Johnston Street and is committed to showcasing local artists with performances almost every night.
In the 1960s the Lounge was located beneath the Arts Club Theatre — in its old location downtown. The historic clapboard building, on Seymour off Davie Street was a former gospel hall and home to Vancouver’s first Baptist Church.
The cozy downstairs lounge was an important part of Vancouver’s early punk rock and alternative music scene — some of the bands that played there early in their careers included bands like DOA, L7, Flaming Lips and Nomeansno. In 1991, the old building was demolished and moved to its current location on Granville Island.
The Backstage Lounge is now located on Granville Island at 1585 Johnston Street and is committed to showcasing local artists with performances almost every night: from indie rock and DJs, to world music and open-mic jams. Long recognized as a great place for live music the Backstage Lounge has now positioned itself as the premiere venue for local and touring talent. It is a full-service restaurant and nightclub adjacent to the Arts Club Theatre and just steps from the Public Market on world-famous Granville Island. Their False Creek waterfront location offers spectacular views from their spacious outdoor patio.
Open every night until 2am and Sundays till midnight.